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Cardinals | Kolten Wong not starting again

Sat, 21 May 2016 12:25:17 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong is not in the lineup on Saturday, May 21, against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray. 2B/SS Jedd Gyorko will play second and bat eighth in his stead.

Fantasy Tip: Wong, who didn't start Friday either, only has 18 at-bats against southpaws in 2016 and is struggling at the plate anyway, so this should not come as a surprise. Then again, Gyorko is only hitting .182 against left-handers and has cooled considerably following a hot start to the season. Both players should be avoided in all but the deepest of leagues.

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Diamondbacks | Robbie Ray struggles as he goes deeper

Mon, 16 May 2016 12:00:52 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray is holding hitters to a .154 average the first time through the order, but that number jumps to .345 the second time through and to .421 the third time through the lineup. Ray has seen his ERA rise from 1.96 to 4.84 in his last four starts.

Fantasy Tip: Most will probably want to avoid Ray tonight against the Yankees because of his recent struggles, with good reason. However, the Bronx Bombers are near the bottom of the AL in runs scored (137) and are dead last in OPS (.683). This would be a nice time to utilize Ray as a cheap flier in daily games as your second starter.

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Diamondbacks | Robbie Ray fails to go five at Coors

Wed, 11 May 2016 16:14:47 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray was knocked out of the game in the fifth inning in his road start Wednesday, May 11, against the Colorado Rockies. He ended up lasting 4 2/3 innings, surrendering five runs (three earned) on nine hits and three walks. He also struck out nine.

Fantasy Tip: While working from Coors Field can be tough for any pitcher, Ray's performance this year overall has been concerning, as this is the third time he failed to make it through the fifth inning -- all of which coming in his past four starts. Furthermore, he now owns a 4.84 ERA and an ugly 1.75 WHIP. Owners should wait till Ray gets back in a rhythm before implementing him into starting lineups.

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Pirates | Pittsburgh resting right side of infield

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 12:48:21 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso and 2B Josh Harrison are not in the lineup Sunday, April 24, against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray. SS Jordy Mercer will replace Jaso in the leadoff spot while 1B Jason Rogers will occupy first base and bat fifth. INF Sean Rodriguez will slide over to second base and hit sixth.

Fantasy Tip: It's a rest day for Jaso and Harrison, each of whom are hitting well over .300. Mercer is 8-for-15 with a homer in the four games he has played during the Pirates' 10-game West Coast road trip and is a sensible low-cost option in DFS. Rodriguez has homered in each of the first two games of this series and appears to be in the middle of one of his patented power binges, making him a fine short-term pickup.

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Diamondbacks | Robbie Ray brilliant

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:26:29 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray allowed five hits and two walks while fanning eight in six shutout innings to beat the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, April 19. "My breaking ball was the best it's been all year but mainly I was my fastball command," Ray said. "Everything was working."

Fantasy Tip: Ray is 1-0 with a 1.96 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP and 17 K's in 18 1/3 innings, and it's time for mixed leaguers to take notice. His WHIP is a little high thanks to his 11 walks, but he's worth adding.

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Diamondbacks | Robbie Ray logs second quality start

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:14:21 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray recorded his second quality start of the season in as many tries Thursday, April 14, versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. He tossed 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball, surrendering four hits, five walks and striking out six.

Fantasy Tip: Another fine outing overall for the Diamondbacks' No. 4 starter, but the walks are becoming concerning. In fact, Ray issued more than three free passes in a game only three times last season, yet he's already done it in each of his two starts in 2016. As long as he can cut down on the walks, the 24-year-old southpaw can be an asset in many mixed leagues.

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Diamondbacks | Robbie Ray locks up rotation job

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:34 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray was named the No. 5 starter by manager Chip Hale Monday, March 28. In his most recent outing Monday he allowed two runs, three hits and a walk over 6 1/3 innings with 10 strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Ray posted a 2-0 record with a 3.95 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in four Cactus League spring starts. He is worth a look at the back end of rotations in deeper NL-only fantasy leagues, but his value is marginal in most other formats.

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Diamondbacks | Robbie Ray a lock for rotation spot?

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:54:49 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray appears to have won a starting rotation spot as the No. 5 starter after the team sent SP Archie Bradley to minor league camp.

Fantasy Tip: Ray is a volatile fantasy commodity that thrives on his fastball velocity and swinging strikes. However, his lack of control and diverse arsenal is what makes him nothing more than a late-round flier in deep mixed leagues. You'll have to be patient here.

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Diamondbacks | Robbie Ray shines in Class AAA start

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 15:40:55 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings with four strikeouts and no walks during a Class AAA start Friday, March 18.

Fantasy Tip: Ray posted an intriguing 8.4 K/9 last season, which makes him a worthy late-round grab in deep mixed and NL-only leagues. He also spun a 2.16 ERA with a 1.02 WHIP through 50 innings over eight first-half starts. Don't reach for Ray, but there is some upside entering his age-24 season should he fall in your lap in the endgame.

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Diamondbacks | ARI has battle for two rotation spots

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:41:03 -0800

Arizona Diamondbacks SPs Rubby De La Rosa and Robbie Ray are believed to be the favorites to win the fourth and fifth spots in the team's starting rotation behind SPs Zack Greinke, Shelby Miller and Patrick Corbin, based on how they performed in 2015. SPs Archie Bradley, Zack Godley and Tyler Wagner are also believed to be involved in the competition.

Fantasy Tip: De La Rosa led all Arizona starters in victories (14) and games started (32) but posted a 4.67 ERA and served up 32 home runs over 188 2/3 innings in 2015. Ray went 5-12 but posted a respectable 3.52 ERA in 23 starts, along with 119 strikeouts in 127 2/3 innings. Both hurlers could be available in the later middle rounds of NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues, although fantasy owners should monitor the competition throughout spring training to make sure that they crack the rotation.

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